June 21, 2022Review Recipe
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Nautical baby showers are a perennial favorite. Sarah, of Dreamers Joy Events, and Wendy, with Green Beansie Ink, joined talents to produce a fresh, contemporary take on a proven vintage theme: Popeye serves as a muse for this Lil Sailor baby shower. That upbeat color theme of royal blue, red, navy, and yellow is reinforced at the party where guest and dessert tables, cake and cupcakes, and even the take-home favors are coordinated.
- A gorgeous nautical-themed party
The charming guest table is covered with white linen and a fishnet table runner. Place settings echo the color theme and beribboned vases hold more fresh flowers and berries. Even the chair backs are covered with stars and are tied asymmetrically with a sailor’s rope. From bow to stern, this nautical baby boy shower has a lot to offer. If the nautical theme appeals to you, read on for a boatload of decoration ideas. Star-studded pennants and “Welcome Aboard” life savers call attention to the dessert table, but the first thing that arrested me was the centerpiece cake: a can of spinach–how cute is that?!
Sugar cookies shaped like stars, anchors, and lifesavers are a great idea. Cupcakes are fondant topped with stars and a Popeye muscled arm, a lifesaver, and a ship’s steering wheel. Spinach-can cake pops to match the cake and polka-dotted, chocolate-covered Oreos add to the lighthearted appeal of this table. Sailor stripes and multilevel display platforms add a lot of visual interest, too. Green bottles, with “spinach juice” wrappers make you think you might be getting the real deal.
A decorative ship and a fresh flower arrangement add a lot to the visual feast, but what made me laugh out loud was the Wimpy Burgers: “I will gladly pay you tomorrow for a hamburger today.” They’re actually sandwich cake bites, but they sure look like the real thing. Favor bags are tied with twine, and sports anchor away stripes along with a hearty “Thank you!”